Feb 03, 2011 - Posted by Claude Adams
Here's a preliminary list of journalists attacked and/or detained in Egypt.
Feb 03, 2011 - Posted by Dana Lacey
Sylvain Castonguay, a cameraman for CBC's French all-news network, was beaten by a mob while filming protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Other journalists have also been targeted.
Jan 25, 2011 - Posted by Dana Lacey
I contemplated killing myself five years ago. Now, to help others, I call on all journalists to break the silence on our final taboo. This week, we feature Liam Casey's story from the winter issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism.
Jan 18, 2011 - Posted by Dana Lacey
Journalist Mac McClelland's experience in Haiti, where she was covering the aftermath of the country's devastating earthquake, included sexual threats from the man she had hired to drive her around. It wasn't the U.S. reporter's first experience with sexual harassment on the job, and definitely not the last (later she would enlist the aid of a rifle-wielding passerby when another man in her employ threatened her).
Jan 18, 2011 - Posted by Claude Adams
Twenty-six months ago, Beverley Giesbrecht was kidnapped by the Taliban in the tribal regions of Pakistan, not far from the Afghanistan border. She was a self-styled journalist from British Columbia, on a mission to meet Islamic insurgents and have them tell their side of the "war on terror." She's almost certainly dead and, as Claude Adams reports, her story has received little media attention. Why? In part, because she was working on the margins of the profession.
Jan 12, 2011 - Posted by Dana Lacey
From testing out new tools (SMS, crowdsourcing) to relying on older ones, Nieman Journalism Lab shows us what the media should learn from Haiti's earthquake response, one year later.
Jan 06, 2011 - Posted by Dana Lacey
Four journalists have filed police complaints with Ontario's police watchdog, alleging physical assault and threats of sexual assault while being arrested during the G20 summit...
Dec 30, 2010 - Posted by Claude Adams
On a recent Today Show, the host was interviewing a woman who lost her home in a California mudslide. It was an tearful exchange, but according to this entry in Dave Cullen's blog, the interviewer missed an opportunity to show empathy, instead of going after more information. Cullen says a journalist needs to be ready to put aside the list of prepared questions and to "show some meaningful emotion." What kind of emotion does Cullen suggest? He recommends something like: "I wish I knew what to say." He says this is a more human (and humane) response. Clearly it is, but is it the right one? When exploring trauma, should a journalist really set aside information-gathering when the tears start to flow, and provide soothing reassurance instead? How would you have handled this interview?
Dec 21, 2010 - Posted by Dana Lacey
The death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili, just hours before the 2010 Winter Olympics launched, sparked questions about sports safety—and a debate over TV footage choices. As Connie Monk reports, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is ready to weigh in.
Dec 21, 2010 - Posted by Claude Adams
In Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, correspondent Anna Badkhen writes about conflict and food, and how sharing a meal in "the most forlorn and violent places on earth" can be a reassertion of life itself. A review by Claude Adams.
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